Hana Chamoun—born in London and raised in Lebanon—is an actress currently based in New York. She completed her BA in Psychology and Communication Arts in Beirut. She then moved to New York where she trained in Method acting for one year at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute and in the Meisner technique for two years at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio, where she gave the valedictorian speech at her graduation.
Raised by filmmaker-parents, Hana knew she belonged in the world of film from an early age. She discovered her passion for acting at age 5 on the set of her father's film, In The Shadows of the City (2000). She spent her high school and college years acting in theater productions and short films, developing her love for the craft. At 21, Hana had a formative experience acting in 3000 Nights (2015), filmed in Jordan, where she also worked closely as an advisor to the director.
Since moving to New York, Hana has appeared on Off-Broadway stages including the New York Theater Workshop, The Atlantic Theater and WP Theater. She stars in the acclaimed short film Salam (2018), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and has appeared on the Emmy Award-winning show Ramy (2020). She also has leading roles in the Netflix Original show Jinn (2019) and the TV show Medinah (2018).
Hana’s second love is dancing. She enjoys all styles from classical ballet to belly dance to salsa and Argentinian tango. Her favorite way to unwind is spending time in nature and tending to her many unruly indoor plants. If she could time travel, Hana would be a burlesque dancer at the Moulin Rouge in the 1890's or an equestrian in medieval England.